Policemen and women’s erving inthe Mul-Beiyer electorate, in Western Highlands Province were given five new police houses overthe weekend.
Present to hand-overthe keys were Mul-Beiyer Member of Parliament Koi Trate, Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga and ther senior officers ofthe police force.
The Mul-Beiyer district is re-known for its tribal fights, robberies and sexual assaults.
However,the expansion and improverment of police welfare inthe electorate has provoked police to step-up and performtheir duties.
Speaking atthe launching, Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga said police presence inthe electorate will decrease crime rate and allow government’services to establish.
“Nowthey are in a sleeping in a good house withtheir families,they will be happy to dotheir work. Iftheir homes are not in a good condition,they won’t be able to performtheir duties well,” said Commissioner Kulunga.
“I thankthe Member for Mul-Beiyer for building new police homes,” he said.
Kulunga called onthe government to increase police recruitment to matchthe police ratio tothe increasing population ofthe country.
Mul- Beiyer Open member Koi Trate saidthe delivery ofthe houses is to see peace prevail inthe electorate.
The local member said police will receive two new vehicles next week and a new office complex to be built inthe district.
Accompanyingthe Police Commissioner was Provincial Police Commander Martin Lakari who warned police officers not to abuse government property and risk being removerd fromthe force.
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